Possible Worlds

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2013)
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This article includes a basic overview of possible world semantics and a relatively comprehensive overview of three central philosophical conceptions of possible worlds: Concretism (represented chiefly by Lewis), Abstractionism (represented chiefly by Plantinga), and Combinatorialism (represented chiefly by Armstrong).

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Christopher Menzel
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The Nature of Necessity.Alvin Plantinga - 1974 - Oxford, England: Clarendon Press.
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Naming and Necessity.S. Kripke - 1972 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 45 (4):665-666.

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